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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HDFS-895) Allow hflush/sync to occur in parallel with new writes to the file
Date Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:50:54 GMT
Allow hflush/sync to occur in parallel with new writes to the file
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                 Key: HDFS-895
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-895
             Project: Hadoop HDFS
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: hdfs client
            Reporter: dhruba borthakur


In the current trunk, the HDFS client methods writeChunk() and hflush./sync are syncronized.
This means that if a hflush/sync is in progress, an applicationn cannot write data to the
HDFS client buffer. This reduces the write throughput of the transaction log in HBase. 

The hflush/sync should allow new writes to happen to the HDFS client even when a hflush/sync
is in progress. It can record the seqno of the message for which it should receice the ack,
indicate to the DataStream thread to star flushing those messages, exit the synchronized section
 and just wai for that ack to arrive.

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